micro wedding at wilder mansion + the backyard
Anny + Eddie’s wedding at Wilder Mansion was just perfect. The skies were blue, the breeze was gentle and you’d be hard-pressed to know we were in the middle of a global pandemic other than this group was SO respectful of wearing their masks and partying ever so responsibly.Read More
intimate pandemic wedding in arlington heights
So, the world changed a little bit last year, but that didn’t stop Amber + Chris from having a blast at their intimate pandemic wedding! When Covid hit, they switched their original plans and made way for a backyard soiree at their home in Arlington Heights. They proved once and for all that all you […]Read More
the four reasons we insist on a wedding rehearsal
You’ll see from reading through the nitty-gritty of working with us, our most basic package is Month of Coordination. It doesn’t really matter where you are getting married, or how many people are coming, or what the flow of the event looks like, you get everything included in that package – including a wedding rehearsal. […]Read More
glamorous assyrian and palestinian wedding at galleria marchetti
Believe it or not, 2020 wasn’t all bad. There are some sweet moments where we got to party like it was 2019, and Miriam + Bobby’s glamorous Assyrian and Palestinian wedding at Galleria Marchetti was definitely one of them.Read More
what kind of event planners are there?
There are plenty of event planners in Chicago, but they’re not all created equal. Most professionals in this fieldwork in specific niches that target unique segments of the market. This article will offer a comprehensive introduction to the types of event planners out there, the services they offer, the unique skills and training required to […]Read More
ten “don’t miss” spots in New York City
If there is one thing I love in equal amounts to throwing a party, it’s definitely traveling and New York City is a favorite. Exploring new places, trying new foods, and seeing how others live is one of the things that brings me a lot of joy, not to mention endless amounts of inspiration for […]Read More
in-depth wedding planning checklist
Many couples are beginning to plan their own weddings rather than enlist the help of a professional event planner to help defer the average cost of a wedding. While many couples will swear by the help a wedding planner provides in making sure their big day goes on without any problems, it can feel good […]Read More
how do you price an event in the chicago area?
You might think that event planning is easy until it gets to the finances. Budgets are unfortunately a fact of event planning that must be considered if the event is to be successful. How do you price an event in the Chicago area without overpricing ticket prices or undercutting your budget? It is a delicate […]Read More
belle atelier + goli june trunk show
Everything is weird right now. And even weirder that you all are out there trying to plan a wedding during this upside-down time. SO, anything that resembles the before times, or just a moment to get out of your routine and pretend things are normal is such a treat. So when the team at Belle […]Read More
our top nine wedding blogs for inspiration and ideas
The global pandemic has postponed so many weddings this year, but the silver lining is that it’s giving us more time to dive into all of the inspiration we can find on the web. Below are our top nine wedding blogs/websites for wedding inspiration. Happy browsing!Read More
sweet covid wedding ceremony in pilsen
When Covid hit, every couple planning a wedding had a tough decision to make. Katie + Matt were one of those couples and they couldn’t wait to get married! Their big Thalia Hall reception may be postponed until next year, but that didn’t stop them from tying the knot — and celebrating! They went full […]Read More
our seven favorite places to find wallpaper
My signature move is definitely wallpaper. Infamously known for wallpapering a rental property with skeletons, I constantly resist the urge to wallpaper every single room in the house. My sister- and brother-in-law just bought their first house and they have the perfect wall for a statement wallpaper. Obviously, you know I wanted in on that, […]Read More
what are a full-service wedding planner’s duties?
Modern couples are faced with the expectation of planning their own wedding, but wedding planning can be a stressful experience. Every little detail must be figured out in advance so you can tell family and friends and allow them to plan around the event. Weddings should be a time for the couple to celebrate their […]Read More
how do i choose an event planner?
It is no secret that running an event takes a serious knack to master. While the process might be stressful for some, others find a passion for it and become event planners. Those are the people you want to have in your corner if possible, but what do you do when you do not know […]Read More
what are the stages of event planning?
Whether you are planning a corporate conference or a wedding, it is important to familiarize yourself with the different stages of a great event. But what are the stages of event planning, and how can you best organize the planning to create an amazing event?Read More
what makes a great wedding planner?
Do you have what it takes to become a great wedding planner? Maybe a great wedding planner helped you plan your wedding and you are wondering what it takes to get into the field, or you have been asked to help your friend plan theirs.Read More
swanky soiree at the the ritz-carlton chicago
Annie + Blake’s wedding last summer at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago was an elegant affair to remember! Two of the sweetest people around we were jazzed to be able to help them make their day just perfect.Read More
7 event planning ideas to make your event fun and memorable
If you’ve been chosen to plan an event, chances are, you’re scrambling to find all the right answers. Event planning can be difficult if you’ve never had to navigate the murky waters of venues and vendors, guest lists, and decorations before. It doesn’t matter if it’s your niece’s birthday party, a corporate fundraiser, or a […]Read More
what a wedding planner should ask their client
What questions should wedding planners ask their clients? The team at Anticipation events asks questions to make sure clients get the best wedding possible.Read More
modern romantic wedding at thalia hall
Sam + Jordan’s modern romantic wedding at Thalia Hall was glamourous, gorgeous, and tons of fun.Read More
queer family wedding at the apple blossom resort
Andy + Sarah’s queer family wedding at Apple Blossom Resort was all the best things about a wedding – bringing best friends together and lots and lots of love. It was a weekend-long reunion for all of their friends and family in addition to a celebration of their love and commitment.Read More
big, big mood. teeny, tiny wedding.
We’ve created a big, big, mood wedding package for you. 2020 has been quite a mood, but it’s still possible to say “I do” in serious style. Pandemic or not, if you love the idea of an intimate wedding full of details, surprises, and delights, we have just the thing. We’ve partnered with a few […]Read More
intimate wedding at the cuneo mansion & gardens
Izabel + Ben’s wedding at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens was the most perfectly beautiful day. During the planning process with these two, they moved from the east coast to Denver all while planning a wedding in Chicagoland. Izabel has also written one of our favorite reviews about our services to date, it is titled […]Read More
when should you book an event planner?
When should you book an event planner in Chicago? When you plan an event, it can be difficult to get a feeling of the scope of the event. Take weddings, for example. Weddings can vary dramatically in how long it takes to plan, from the last-minute wedding that takes a few weeks to pull together, […]Read More